I have recently looked for different kinds of ways to illustrate or track music. Besides ‘normal’ notation here are some other methods I have found.
Martin Shelter is an interaction designer based in Berlin Germany. He has created a method, as part of his bachelor thesis, to depict music. There are some screenshots of the video below. As a whole the video can be seen here.
Another example is Rainer Wehinger’s visual listening score of Romanian composer Ligeti’s Articulation, which can be seen here. I found this one very eye opening for Ligeti’s music. I think it illustrates brilliantly the different sounds and sensitive structures of the piece.
I also found a book about Paul Klee (Kagan, A. (1983) Paul Klee/ Art & Music. Cornell University Press). I recommend to have a look at it if you are interested his interpretation of painting music.
Below you may see my versions on creating musical pattern
Media: pigment ink on magazine page, A4
Media: Pigment ink on layered acrylic sheets, 20×18 cm
Kagan, A. (1983) Paul Klee/ Art & Music. Cornell University Press
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